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EU removes Vietnam from footwear tariff preferences
EU removes Vietnam from footwear tariff preferences

18/06/2008

The EU is removing Vietnam's footwear industry from a preferential tariffs programme for exports to the bloc after deciding the sector had become one of the most competitive in the world, officials said yesterday.
EU acknowledges Vietnam’s achievements on export diversification & competitiveness via partial GPS
EU acknowledges Vietnam’s achievements on export diversification & competitiveness via partial GPS

18/06/2008

“The review of our Generalised System of Preferences (i.e., the preferential tariffs for the poorest countries) has confirmed Vietnam’s success in diversifying its exports to the EU and reduce over-dependency on single commodities. Likewise, the review underlines the robustness and competitiveness of Vietnam’s footwear sector”, Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Commission in Vietnan, Sean Doyle declared...
EU LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO U.S. BIODIESEL IMPORTS
EU LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO U.S. BIODIESEL IMPORTS

18/06/2008

The European Union has opened anti-subsidy and anti-dumping investigations into imports of biodiesel from the United States, following complaints by the European biodiesel industry of subsidies to the U.S. biodiesel sector and American dumping of biodiesel on the European market.  The European Commission will investigate these allegations and determine whether countervailing measures are justified under European trade rules.
US biofuel imports ignite EU inquiry
US biofuel imports ignite EU inquiry

17/06/2008

The massive increase in biofuel imports to Europe from the United States will become the subject of formal anti-subsidy and anti-dumping investigations tomorrow by the European Commission, The Times has learnt.
China Dissatisfied With US Countervailing Ruling on Steel
China Dissatisfied With US Countervailing Ruling on Steel

17/06/2008

Beijing, 11 Jun (Xinhua) - The US Department of Commerce announced its final ruling on antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into imports of standard steel pipes from China on 30 May. Its finding was that the Chinese enterprises concerned benefited from government subsidies at rates ranging from 29.57 per cent to 615.92 per cent. The news spokesman of the Ministry of...
India may have to go along or face isolation
India may have to go along or face isolation

15/06/2008

Officials fear there ‘s a concerted effort by some developed countries to checkmate India
Calming Workers
Calming Workers' Fears About Trade

15/06/2008

Even though the global economy has been expanding, workers and the governments that represent them show increased anxiety about trade. Most changes in the workplace leading to job displacement can be attributed to advances in technology, but it is increasing imports that attract more blame. Protectionism is the wrong response. Better solutions have been proposed for governments to address workers' anxiety.
US ITC to review AD on cast iron pipe fitting from China
US ITC to review AD on cast iron pipe fitting from China

15/06/2008

It is reported that the US International Trade Commission voted to expedite its five year review concerning the antidumping duty order on imports of non malleable cast iron pipe fittings from China.
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